The Actuary Magazine



In the Headlines

While machine learning can process information rapidly, actuaries have the skills and experience to analyze data for trends and insights, which informs strategies for health organizations.

Yi-Ling Lin, FSA, FCA, MAAA, principal at Terry Group, says, “Actuaries have a depth of insight that machines—and other types of data analysts—can’t replicate.” For more of her perspective, read the article in Modern Healthcare.

MarketWatch highlights retirement planning insights from actuary Steve Vernon, FSA, MAAA, and the SOA’s retirement research.


Mining Data From Behavior and Psychology

Technology and psychology have always had a symbiotic relationship. Dorothy Andrews, ASA, MAAA, CSPA, began her media psychology Ph.D. two years ago to further connect the two. Now, she advises life insurance companies on how to use data from wearable devices to create personalized policies and wellness incentives. Read how Andrews applies this data in her actuarial work.

Tools and Resources

SOA Regulatory Change Web Resource

Organized by practice area, this resource serves as a hub for links to primary sources related to regulation.

Actuarial Toolkit

Take a look at the updated Actuarial Toolkit for a glossary of actuarial terms, common tools and computations, and mobile device applications that other actuaries found useful.


Mark Your Calendar

2020 Life & Annuity Symposium
St. Louis
May 4–5

Health Meeting
June 8–10

Expand your knowledge and skill sets to fuel change and innovation

The evaluation of emerging risks requires a different mindset

Understanding the risks and potential implications of a changing climate

Using structured scenario analysis

Q&A with health care actuary Chuck Bloss

A look at risk adjustment and market stabilization

FinTech companies embrace creative applications of new technology

Milestone for the NAAJ + Priming Actuaries for the Future

NAAJ Best Paper of 2016 + News from Wharton